High Capacity Battery for the Nintendo Wii U GamePad - £18.38 @ Amazon (Non-Prime £20.37) (Read description, Non-Prime Members for Alternative)
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High Capacity Battery for the Nintendo Wii U GamePad - £18.38 @ Amazon (Non-Prime £20.37) (Read description, Non-Prime Members for Alternative)

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Found 18th Dec 2015
Amazon - Prime £18.38 / Non-Prime £20.37
Auraboxx (Third Party Seller) - £18.37 (Free delivery for all customers)

Now, I would have included Auraboxx in the title but I don't think it's permitted because this seller has less than 1000 feedback though they're 99% positive so that's good. And yes, I'm aware that Amazon sold it earlier for only £5 (I was on the waitlist too) but that was sold extremely fast so don't think there's a cheaper deal right now.

Flubit probably gives you a lower price than £18, I'd assume.
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Do you not see this coming back around in the lightning deals?
A couple of days ago this was £5 in a lightning deal, so this is probably going to go pretty cold.
even though it was a lightning deal this is still a great price you wont see it at £5 for a while
Confused.

It was £18 before the lightning deal.

It was £5 during it

Now it's £18.38 and you think it's a deal? O.o
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Salfordgirl1

Confused.It was £18 before the lightning deal.It was £5 during itNow it's … Confused.It was £18 before the lightning deal.It was £5 during itNow it's £18.38 and you think it's a deal? O.o


Usual price is £24.

store.nintendo.co.uk/wii…tml

P.S. Everyone please knockoffs batteries as they could harm your GamePads!
Edited by: "Gamer_U" 18th Dec 2015
Gamer_U

Usual price is … Usual price is £24.http://store.nintendo.co.uk/wii-u-accessories/wii-u-gamepad-battery-pack/10848338.htmlP.S. Everyone please knockoffs batteries as they could harm your GamePads!



Not on Amazon it isn't lol
Did no one post the lightning deal?

I have gone for the PDP Mario character themed control pads. Okay they are cheap and need to plug into the remote but it means no messing about with batteries and charging. They are fun and I know my kid will be quite rough with the equipment.
noahsdad

Did no one post the lightning deal?I have gone for the PDP Mario … Did no one post the lightning deal?I have gone for the PDP Mario character themed control pads. Okay they are cheap and need to plug into the remote but it means no messing about with batteries and charging. They are fun and I know my kid will be quite rough with the equipment.


The Amazon lightning deal was posted but it sold out pretty quickly. Also, you will still have to worry about batteries (and possibly charging) for the Wii remotes which you plug the PDP controllers into. I bought one of the Mario PDP controllers but it felt quite cheap so I sold it & bought a Hori pad instead - haven't got round to trying the Hori pad yet tho.
bernardsfingers

The Amazon lightning deal was posted but it sold out pretty quickly. … The Amazon lightning deal was posted but it sold out pretty quickly. Also, you will still have to worry about batteries (and possibly charging) for the Wii remotes which you plug the PDP controllers into. I bought one of the Mario PDP controllers but it felt quite cheap so I sold it & bought a Hori pad instead - haven't got round to trying the Hori pad yet tho.



Good point. I agree the PDP pads look cheap and a bit flimsy but fun for kids. Hori Pads have good reviews, and the Hori licensed stuff is usually good so expect their pads to be the business myself. Shame PDP are the only ones doing a reasonable variety of the themed stuff. Would love to see some more Wii U wheels for the various characters, its always Mario & Luigi.

I bought the Peach/Toad/Mario/Luigi pads just to semi match them up with the same official character remotes. Just think it makes it more fun for a 7yr old. Will see how we get on with charging the remotes, at least we have some spares to swap. Buying additional remotes for alternating while another is cheaper, could be a cost effective option to buying batteries?

The official character themed remotes are also going to have decent resale value in future you would think?
Edited by: "noahsdad" 18th Dec 2015
I got one during the lightning deal as £5 for a slighter bigger is good, imo £18 is a rip off regardless of the RRP.
noahsdad

Good point. I agree the PDP pads look cheap and a bit flimsy but fun for … Good point. I agree the PDP pads look cheap and a bit flimsy but fun for kids. Hori Pads have good reviews, and the Hori licensed stuff is usually good so expect their pads to be the business myself. Shame PDP are the only ones doing a reasonable variety of the themed stuff. Would love to see some more Wii U wheels for the various characters, its always Mario & Luigi.I bought the Peach/Toad/Mario/Luigi pads just to semi match them up with the same official character remotes. Just think it makes it more fun for a 7yr old. Will see how we get on with charging the remotes, at least we have some spares to swap. Buying additional remotes for alternating while another is cheaper, could be a cost effective option to buying batteries?The official character themed remotes are also going to have decent resale value in future you would think?


Getting 4x separate themed Wii remote controllers plus 4x separate themed classic controller themed pads is probably quite expensive & possibly excessive - but then again I don't have 4 kids to please! I would have thought kids would be quite happy regardless of the controller colours or design. I wouldn't imagine the themed controllers would go up in price as 2nd hand controllers are unlikely to be worth more than you bought them for unless you don't use them & they become rare. I would just buy them with the intention of using them rather worrying about resale value as if your kids use them for a couple of years then they probably won't be in the best of condition after a while anyway!
As far as charging the remotes goes, you are probably better off buying a combination gamepad/Wii remote charging stand (if you haven;t already). I bought a 2nd hand Wii U which came with a non-official charging stand which appears to be basically the same as this one (mine is branded PEGA):
amazon.co.uk/Dua…ger
It can charge 2 remotes & the gamepad so everything is always fully charged & it comes with rechargable battery packs for 2 Wii remotes - although these are black which might distress your children if they are picky about disrupting the theme on their controllers! I was doubtful about unofficial chargers having used 3rd party ones previously on the Wii which stopped working after a while but this one seems to work perfectly - although it does have 3 horribly bright blue/red charging indicator lights on the front (I stuck a piece of black card over the lights & you can still see the lights but they are much dimmer & an acceptable brightness).
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noahsdad

Did no one post the lightning deal?I have gone for the PDP Mario … Did no one post the lightning deal?I have gone for the PDP Mario character themed control pads. Okay they are cheap and need to plug into the remote but it means no messing about with batteries and charging. They are fun and I know my kid will be quite rough with the equipment.


First, the Lighting Deal was sold out extremely quick and second, Gioteck GC-2 are the best alternate to the WUPC since it's compatible with Wii and Wii U (no need to connect it to the Wiimote).
Gamer_U

First, the Lighting Deal was sold out extremely quick and second, Gioteck … First, the Lighting Deal was sold out extremely quick and second, Gioteck GC-2 are the best alternate to the WUPC since it's compatible with Wii and Wii U (no need to connect it to the Wiimote).


The Giotek controllers are completely unavailable tho - plus they definitely don't come in child-friendly themes!
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bernardsfingers

The Giotek controllers are completely unavailable tho - plus they … The Giotek controllers are completely unavailable tho - plus they definitely don't come in child-friendly themes!


Just takes some looking around the web for one but yeah, they totally suck cause they don't come with Nintendo-theme skins.
Considering the amount of items that roll back around in the xmas lightning deals, I wouldn't rule out this coming back either. Will be keeping my fingers crossed
Gamer_U

Just takes some looking around the web for one but yeah, they totally … Just takes some looking around the web for one but yeah, they totally suck cause they don't come with Nintendo-theme skins. :(:(:(


'Just takes some looking around' eh? X) They don't even bother listing the Wii U within the 'complete range' on the Gioteck website so I'd be very surprised if anyone buying a Wii U at the moment would be able to get hold of one. The controller's themselves are quite cheap feeling & aren't that great in use - the only unique thing is using them as a wireless classic controller. If you want a Pro controller you are better off with the official one as it's far superior but if you want to recommend people go pointlessly searching online to get hold of a cheap-feeling controller which combines a low quality Wii U Pro controller with the novelty of a wireless classic controller then carry on as you were.
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bernardsfingers

'Just takes some looking around' eh? X) They don't even bother listing … 'Just takes some looking around' eh? X) They don't even bother listing the Wii U within the 'complete range' on the Gioteck website so I'd be very surprised if anyone buying a Wii U at the moment would be able to get hold of one. The controller's themselves are quite cheap feeling & aren't that great in use - the only unique thing is using them as a wireless classic controller. If you want a Pro controller you are better off with the official one as it's far superior but if you want to recommend people go pointlessly searching online to get hold of a cheap-feeling controller which combines a low quality Wii U Pro controller with the novelty of a wireless classic controller then carry on as you were.


Well, trying to get ahold of an official WUPC costs around £34 in UK so cheapskates will just look for a cheaper solution instead and I can't blame them. I too wouldn't spend that much on a controller either.

WUPC is available for £21 in other European countries so the UK sellers should lower their prices to a more reasonable price.
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